- Generator (song)
Name = Generator
Artist = Foo Fighters
from Album =
There Is Nothing Left To Lose
March 6, 2000(Europe) April 24, 2000(Australia)
Format = CD
Length = 3:49
Label = Roswell,
Last single = "
This single = "Generator"
(2000) | Next single = "Breakout"
"Generator" is a Foo Fighters song, released as a single in
2000in Australia only and also released as a limited edition single of 20,000 copies only in Europe. It is also available on their third album " There Is Nothing Left to Lose". The song is particularly unique among the band's work because of Dave Grohl's implementation of the talk boxin parts of the song. The usage of the device was partly inspired by Grohl's admiration of Peter Framptonand Joe Walsh, both of whom helped popularise it in the 1970s. Dave Grohl has said that the song reminds him of his arrest on the Gold Coast, Australia.
No video was filmed for the single instead the group overdubbed a live performance of the song with the studio version to promote the single and album.
(The EP also contains an enhanced CD portion.)
# "Learn To Fly" (Live
24 January 2000Sydney, Australia)"
# "Stacked Actors" (Live
24 January 2000Sydney, Australia)"
# "Breakout" (Live
23 November 1999Glasgow, Scotland)"
(This version was available for only 1 week between
March 6and March 12 2000, each CD was a limited, numbered edition and at the end of the week of release all remaining stock was deleted. As well as the music tracks it also included a multimedia 'enhanced' segment containing exclusive documentary footage and photos.)
# "Ain't It The Life" (Live Acoustic Version)
# "Floaty" (Live Acoustic Version)
# "Breakout" (Live)
* Tracks #2 and #3 were recorded at the
Wisseloord Studioin Hilversum, Netherlandson November 22, 1999 as part of the Two Meter Sessions. They were originally broadcast on RTL5 Televisionand Kink FM.
* Track #4 was recorded at Dave Grohl's home studio just prior to Christmas 1999.
* Track #5 was Recorded live at
Barrowlands, Glasgow, November 23, 1999for the BBC Radio 1Rock Show (it is the same track that appears as track #4 on the Australian release).
The music video for Generator is a performance at
the Chapelwith the studio track dubbed over it.
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